The injectable diabetes drug Lyxumia could help prevent kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problems, researchers have said.
In June, Mark Hancock spoke as a patient representative at parliament alongside Dr David Unwin about reversing type 2 diabetes through a low carb real-food approach.
A West Midlands-based centre is helping to introduce “right mindfulness” to tackle rising levels of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress.
Tech giant Apple has broken into the digital health space and is now giving priority to include health and fitness tracking features in their latest gadgets.
Yesterday Apple released the Apple Watch Series 4 which includes new technology which could allow people with type 1 diabetes greater control.
Dr Ian Lake is a 59-year-old GP and has lived with type 1 diabetes for 23 years. For the first 20 years he was on a conventional diet. After starting to get diabetes complications, he converted to a very low carbohydrate diet with transformative results.
For the last three years, while following a low carb lifestyle, all of his HbA1c readings have been in the non-diabetic range and for the last 18 months, all but one of his HbA1c reading have been in the normal population range.
A study has been released which appears to show an association between lower carb diets and a higher risk of mortality.
There have been some provocative headlines in certain media write-ups, such as “Low-carb diets shorten life expectancy”, but this kind of message cannot be backed up by the study.
Last month the American Eagle-owned brand Aerie was praised for launching a new lingerie campaign featuring female models with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
One of the models featured is Evelyn Riddell. Evelyn has type 1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor in her photos.
We were fortunate enough to chat with Evelyn and ask her about her experience as a model with type 1.
Individuality is a core component of managing diabetes. What works for one may not work for another, and flexibility is important. Sometimes though, guidelines can be rigid and as a result individual situations are not catered for.
To continue our celebrations of our NHS turning 70 (the official birthday is today!) we thought we’d share with you seven achievements that we’ve witnessed over the past 70 years.